Akhenaten & Nefertiti

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 26 August 2019

On the left, queen Nefertiti (c. 1370 - c. 1336 BCE) follows her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten(r. 1353-1336 BCE); both are worshipping Aten. Note the typical Amarna style of their depiction; her elongated head and his protuberant abdomen. Part of a temple relief. Painted limestone. Probably from Amarna, Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1345 BCE. It is at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, August 26). Akhenaten & Nefertiti. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11104/akhenaten--nefertiti/

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